Eat. Drink. Sleep. Gather at Ironbound

Airbnb Super Host and Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

Closed for the Season

Reopening May, 2019

Gift cards available. We’ll send it right out!

Book parties, celebrations or special events with us. We specialize in wedding rehersal dinners, Sunday Morning After Wedding Brunches and Bachelorette and Bachelor Parties. Revelers can roll upstairs into our comfy inn rooms. We’ll make it fun for you and your gang!


Casual dining in an authentic old world, rusticator atmosphere with a great vibe. Wish to be an overnight guest in our inn? Call us directly or reserve through Airbnb or

The Restaurant: Ironbound Restaurant opens for dinner, 5 pm to closing, serving up wonderful food and drink in a casual atmosphere where family, friends and associates meet. The dining rooms exude old world charm, where a large fireplace welcomes our guests into a casual, thoughtfully decorated space. The offerings created by Chef Matthew Hickey and prepared by our energetic staff, is a modern American cuisine menu with a bistro style element.

Locally sourced foods, fresh fish, Maine oysters shucked to order, burgers, fresh dinner salads, quality meats cut to or specifications, creative appetizers, small plates and full entrees are the backbone of our casual, creative menu. Our daily specials keep things interesting for our staff and guests. Stop in for a drink or stay for dinner.

Rave reviews keep coming our way….
“The best food on Route 1 from Ellsworth to the Canadian border.”
“Amazing food, exceptional service, fabulous atmosphere.”
“Don’t miss Ironbound when you are in Downeast Maine.”
“Ironbound has become our family summer tradition. They take great care of three generations of us.”
“The drinks are incredible. The cozy bar is a real find.”
“The area’s best offering of fresh Maine oysters. I love that they shuck per order.”

We receive wonderful accolades from our loyal customers through airbnb; Trip Advisor and Yelp.

The Bar: Our welcoming, well stocked bar offers spirits, fine wines, local brews and drinks crafted with fresh fruits and house-made mixers. And we pour with a heavy hand so come enjoy! Adjacent to the bar, is The Sitting Room, where comfortable couches and furniture are a great place to stop in for a drink to gather with friends or to meet other travelers.

The Inn: The beautifully appointed rooms are a comfortable blend of chic and comfort for today’s active lifestyles. Each room offers queen or king size beds with beautiful bedding and private, en suite bathrooms that are appointed with quality fixtures and good lighting. Interesting artwork and decorative items create a visually pleasing space. The rooms  have comfortable chairs as well as outside private sitting areas overlooking the lovely grounds. All room stays include a breakfast in the morning from 8-9:00 in the Sitting Room where we serve great coffee, fresh fruits and other light fare. Our Host and welcoming staff is happy to help you with directions and local knowledge with your daily adventures in the splendid area known as Downeast Maine. Complimentary Wifi is available.

We are a member of the Airbnb community. As hosts we receive rave reviews from our guests. Here here is what Airbnb recently sent us:

“Hi Ironbound,
Your guests are loving what you’re doing! You’ve gotten five 5-star reviews in a row. It takes a lot of work to make such a great impression on travellers, and you’re doing it consistently. Thanks for being a conscientious and welcoming host.
Keep up the fantastic work!
The Airbnb Team ”

Ironbound is a great place to gather with family, friends or business associates in both our restaurant or inn. Planning a party? Looking for a special dinner? Hosting a rehearsal dinner? Want us to hold a certain table for you? Looking for rooms for a wedding? Getting the gang together for a family reunion? We can work with you to make your event gathering a great success. Just drop us a message at

The Grounds: Enjoy yourself outside in the gardens that surround the property or walk about and see our cultivated, on site gardens. Take in a round of bocce before dinner. Or bask in the late afternoon sun under the canopy of towering pines in the backyard. Or take a short walk. The property adjoins a Conservation Trust where a network of quiet walking trails take you into old growth woods with lush ferns, moss and an abundance of birds and is a wonderful place end your day.